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Laura Pettigrew

Laura Kennedy,
Voice of the Audio News.

The news of the week in audio, for many years compiled and written by the late Michelle Hilling of Archaeologica, is now the product of our dedicated volunteer team. Read by Laura Kennedy, the Audio News is compiled from Archaeologica’s daily news updates. The musical interludes are original compositions by Anthony Pettigrew. 


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Cleft palate prosthesis in Poland; early Aboriginal Australian pottery; Teotihuacan earthquakes; genomic study shows ancient Blackfoot origins

New Pompeii frescoes; ancient city in Tonga; African-American log house excavation in Virginia; clay seal bearing the name Shiraz

Prehistoric camp on New Mexico Air Force base; Paleolithic wooden tools in Germany; chicken eggs in Central Asia; purported early sandstone sculpture in South Africa

Horse cemetery in London; Iranian Plateau as stopover for migrating humans; Violence and crisis in ancient Peru; island time capsule in Australia

Newly documented Aztec codices; food traces evidence Easter Island contact with South America; Britain’s Pompeii; advanced Neolithic boats in Italy

Clay tablet at Hittite site; huge India DNA study; mass grave in Nuremberg; oldest bead in Western Hemisphere

Medieval French abbey totally excavated; Texas obsidian blade attributed to Coronado expedition; French hunter-gatherers avoided inbreeding; plants used in Philistine temples

Danish gold ring hints at royalty; Neanderthal adhesive grips; early colonial armor in Maryland; DNA of mummies in far western China

Wrecked slaver ships in the Bahamas; burial cave in Spain with suggestion of Neanderthals; Ukraine tools dated to 1.4 million years ago; astrolabe from medieval Spain

Baltic Sea Mesolithic megastructure; very old Patagonian pictographs; Danish bog body violently smashed; dating supports independent invention of Easter Island script

Meteoritic iron in Spanish Bronze Age hoard; poisonous seeds in Roman-age bone vial from Holland; ancient DNA in Denmark points to two sudden population replacements; early human occupation of Amazon rainforest caves

Modern humans early in central Germany; footprints on Moroccan beach; jade mosaic mask in royal Maya tomb; cold periods and plagues in Roman Empire;